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IESL Overseas Chapters
 
Eng. (Dr.) S.B. Wijekoon

I am penning this column on the eve of my departure to New Zealand for the inauguration of the IESL overseas chapter in Auckland. This will be the 4th such overseas chapter of the institution; other existing ones being the chapters in NSW Australia, Western Australia and Qatar.

 

Overseas Chapters have been set up with the aim of reaching out to our globally dispersed membership enabling them to have access to membership services of the IESL.


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Engineers against Corruption
 
Engineers against Corruption

Recently, one of my batch mates invited me to join a facebook group called “engineers against corruption”. It was with a good intention and without any hesitation that I joined that group. However, it made me to think of various other things. Are there engineers supporting corruption? If so, why?

 

As engineers, we have learnt ethics while in the universities. Then we have taken an oath when we received our charter certificate saying that we would not be involved in such corruption.

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Letters-to-Editor
Improving SLEN Content
 
Improving SLEN Content

Dear Editor, In 2014, I remember reading few articles written by previous SLEN Editors when we celebrated the creation of SLEN. Almost all of them said one thing in unison - SLEN will be as good as its content and features such as its color, medium, etc. would be secondary. I couldn't agree more then and now.

 

We certainly need to upgrade the general content of SLEN.

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Have You Watched IPTV? by Tharindu Weerasinghe
 
Have You Watched IPTV? by Tharindu Weerasinghe

MWith the immense growth of technology, watching TV has become more sophisticated. Early days we watched TV with the help of an analog antenna and the TV. It is the traditional TV system that we are accustomed to. At present, with the introduction of IPTV, watching TV has become more user-oriented. IPTV is the most interesting technology that has revolutionized the world of television; because it has given users wide range of options in watching. Users can have more interactions with the TV system as they are given the chance to control the program at their will; rewind, pause, add to playlists, watch previous programs during a convenient time and so on.

 

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Prevention of Disputes in Construction Contracts by G. H. Lawrence (Chartered Engineer/ Attorney-at-Law)
 
Prevention of Disputes in Construction Contracts by G. H. Lawrence (Chartered Engineer/ Attorney-at-Law)

‘Prevention is better than cure’ is a premiseof universal acknowledgement. Disputes are inherent in construction situations and the need for prevention of such cannot be over-emphasized. Express provisions in this regardare embodied in the ‘FIDIC Conditions of Contract-For Building and Engineering Works Designed by the Employer- 1999 Edition’(FIDIC New Red Book) onwards.

 

Besides, when one examines the standard forms previously practiced, ICE/ FIDIC model for instance, it would be revealed that preventive measures were intrinsicallyavailable there within.

 

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Do you use credit cards? Be mindful - By Eng. Thushara Dissanayake
 
Do you use credit cards? Be mindful - By Eng. Thushara Dissanayake

According to the Wikipedia Edward Bellamy has introduced the concept of the credit card in his novel “Looking Backward” in 1887. Today, it has become an indispensable item in the wallet of most of us.There are approximately 2 billion credit cards in use across the globe at present.The reasons for such popularity can besome or all of the followings depending on the user.

 

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ICT Corner
Update about Member Forums
 
Update about Member Forums

Probably the most powerful ICT feature in our membership management system is FORUMS. You can access Forum Page from IESL web homepage (http://www.iesl.lk/page-1560868).

 

We have reorganized the forum page in the following ways to make it simple and practical:

 

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IESL Upcomming Events
 
Are You Ready? 2014

 
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